Home Articles Reader Opinion Editorial Book Reviews Discussion Writers Guide About TCRecord
transparent 13
Topics
Discussion
Announcements
 

Surviving School Reform: A Year in the Life of One School


reviewed by Judy Randi - 1997

coverTitle: Surviving School Reform: A Year in the Life of One School
Author(s): Laraine K. Hong
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807735205, Pages: 197, Year: 1996
Search for book at Amazon.com

Promising to convey the "sweat and tears of school reform" (p. xv), Surviving School Reform chronicles the trials and tribulations encountered by Jefferson Elementary educators making their way through one turbulent year in their quest for school reform. By the late 1980s, Jefferson was already hard at work planning to become one of Washington state's first "Schools for the Twenty-First Century." Perhaps lured by funding and almost certainly cheered on by the school's new principal, a group of eleven staff members and six parents mapped out their vision for a new Jefferson. The result was a seventy-five page proposal, a busy blueprint for a "Developmental Community School" incorporating "innovative" approaches to learning, including cooperative learning, whole language, multicultural education, integrated curriculum, and multiage grouping. Readers learn about these ambitious plans a few pages into the first chapter when the vision that launched Jefferson's voyage is unfolded in a flashback. But before this, readers are treated to a description of who really counts at Jefferson, a glimpse of practice... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


To view the full-text for this article you must be signed-in with the appropriate membership. Please review your options below:

Sign-in
Email:
Password:
Store a cookie on my computer that will allow me to skip this sign-in in the future.
Send me my password -- I can't remember it
 
Purchase this Article
Purchase Surviving School Reform: A Year in the Life of One School
Individual-Resource passes allow you to purchase access to resources one resource at a time. There are no recurring fees.
$12
Become a Member
Online Access
With this membership you receive online access to all of TCRecord's content. The introductory rate of $25 is available for a limited time.
$25
Print and Online Access
With this membership you receive the print journal and free online access to all of TCRecord's content.
$210


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 99 Number 1, 1997, p. 226-228
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10272, Date Accessed: 5/25/2020 10:37:48 AM

Purchase Reprint Rights for this article or review
 
Article Tools
Related Articles

Related Discussion
 
Post a Comment | Read All

About the Author
  • Judy Randi
    Teachers College, Columbia University
    E-mail Author
    Judi Randi is adjunct assistant professor, Teachers College, Columbia University. She is coauthor, with Lyn Corno, of "Teachers as Innovators," in The International Handbook of Teachers and Teaching, eds. B. Biddle, T. Good, and I. Goodson (Kluwer, 1997).
 
Member Center
In Print
This Month's Issue

Submit
EMAIL

Twitter

RSS